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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 10, 2013 2:15am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Probably not PD, but I came across on YT an interesting clip of a 1962 French TV series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lNihc36bKo

It's a early 1960s crime drama or something like that. I just wish I knew what the hell they were saying...the show looks interesting. I read on IMDb that the show, "L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête", ran for 39 episodes.

I don't know if anyone apart from me will find this interesting, but I thought I'd post it here and see if anyone finds it interesting.

It is worth noting that the French had TV as far back as the 1930s...along with UK, Germany, USA and Soviet Union, they were among the first to have TV.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Nov 10, 2013 1:55pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Probably not PD, but I came across on YT an interesting clip of a 1962 French TV series

From what I can pick up they are talking about a sporting match. A tennis game, I think.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 10, 2013 11:21pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Video-Cellar, I have a question about the copyright of 1950s US series "My Hero"

I see several PD distributors release "My Hero" (1952–1953) on DVD. Is this series indeed public domain? I have bought one of the releases and would like to know whether I can upload it. Although, due to reasons I cannot go into, it will be a while before I can upload it, though I already have a single episode to upload as it is.

Another question, is what is the copyright status of unaired TV pilots from 1952. I might be able to get one, and would love to know the copyright status.

If Video-Cellar or anyone else could help, it would be much appreciated. The reason I ask, is because an episode of "My Hero" appeared in this section ages ago but has disappeared, which worries me, so I want to make sure it is OK to upload.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Nov 11, 2013 12:22am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Video-Cellar, I have a question about the copyright of 1950s US series 'My Hero'

All episodes of My Hero were published with 1952/53 copyright notices and never registered or renewed and should be fine to upload.

For the 1952 pilot it would depend on how it was sold. If it was made for a network and never aired, it would probably be unpublished. If it was made independently and shopped around for a network or syndication it might be OK. Also do some checking. Lots of failed 1950s TV pilots ended up filling single episode spots in anthology series.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 11, 2013 1:07am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Video-Cellar, I have a question about the copyright of 1950s US series 'My Hero'

Thank you for the information!

Also, I am a bit confused about the show "Private Secretary". It appears released by several PD distributors yet it appears all the episodes were submitted for copyright and renewed. Is there an explanation for this?

Again, any help would be appreciated.

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2013-11-11 09:07:56

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Nov 11, 2013 1:39am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Video-Cellar, I have a question about the copyright of 1950s US series 'My Hero'

As far as I can see they didn't renew most of the fifth and sixth series. It might be that the PD distributors are only using episodes from towards the end of the show's run.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 11, 2013 1:54am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Video-Cellar, I have a question about the copyright of 1950s US series 'My Hero'

Oops, my mistake! Sorry for that. Thanks for the info.

I've been doing a lot of research today on TV...I've even submitted pages to IMDb for 4 different TV series today (2 of them DuMont, 1 of them ABV-2, and 1 of them WABD-TV), so please forgive me for making a mistake like that.

EDIT: Seems the episode I have, "The Little Caesar of Bleeker Street", might be one of the PD ones anyway. It appears to have been registered in 1980 as a "recorded document" which is years after broadcast, so would it be OK to upload?

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2013-11-11 09:54:29

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Nov 12, 2013 11:43pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Video-Cellar, I have a question about the copyright of 1950s US series 'My Hero'

Yes that should be fine. If there is no LP/L (pre 1978 registration) or PA/PAu (post 1978 registration) or an RE renewal registration number it's public domain. Recorded documents are usually about transfers of ownership or mortgaging or rights.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 11, 2013 10:32pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Would 1953 NBC ID be OK to upload?

I would like to upload a 1953 NBC ID/closing logo, used to identify "film programs". They had several logos for this purpose, some of which have been uploaded, but this one hasn't. Would it be OK to upload the closing logo?

I'm sorry for asking so many questions, but I've never been able to make sense of US copyright laws, and it is obvious that people like Video-Cellar know much more about them.

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2013-11-12 06:32:46

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Nov 12, 2013 11:48pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Would 1953 NBC ID be OK to upload?

pre-filmed material unregistered/renewed and/or without a copyright notice should always be fine to upload.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 12, 2013 11:59pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Would 1953 NBC ID be OK to upload?

Thank you for your help.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Nov 10, 2013 9:30am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Probably not PD, but I came across on YT an interesting clip of a 1962 French TV series

(sigh)I took 4 years of French in high school and I still can't figure out what the hell they're talking about. Isn't it sad and pathetic?

Anyway, I wondered if you have ever seen what TVs looked like back then.
Here are a few examples. It would probably cost a fortune to build these nowadays:

http://tinyurl.com/ma24gdy

http://tinyurl.com/lm9m3tq

http://tinyurl.com/lp65bu2

http://tinyurl.com/ks43et2

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 10, 2013 8:27pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Probably not PD, but I came across on YT an interesting clip of a 1962 French TV series

Cool pictures.

One of my dreams in life is to watch the last 4 episodes of "Naruto" on a late-1940s DuMont television set.